Leave to the PGA Tour to come up with a major cure for insomnia.
The PGA Tour is reaching new heights in its constant greedy mission to generate as much money as it can for it’s already FAT coffers.
The tour is going to stream every shot by every player in the 2020 Players Championship. It will come at a cost though — you have to sign up and pay for NBC Sports Gold or Amazon Prime Video Channels. So yes, some really ridiculous Pay-For-View golf.
Here’s the propaganda announcement from the tour:
For the first time ever in golf, every shot by every player will be live-streamed from a full-field tournament when THE PLAYERS Championship returns to TPC Sawgrass, March 12-15, allowing fans to follow any player in the elite field, all four rounds. All of this revolutionary coverage will be available to PGA TOUR LIVE subscribers on either NBC Sports Gold or Amazon Prime Video Channels.
“The PGA TOUR is the most content-rich sport on the planet and we have been focused on expanding the amount of content we bring to our fans from our competitions,” said Rick Anderson, Chief Media Officer for the TOUR. “Our vision is to bring every shot in every PGA TOUR golf tournament live and on-demand to our fans, and this is the first step to making that happen.”
PGA TOUR Entertainment and NBC Sports Group will accomplish the monumental task of showcasing more than 32,000 shots over 72 holes from a starting field of 144 – live – by utilizing nearly 120 cameras positioned throughout THE PLAYERS Stadium Course, with each group having its own dedicated stream.
“Every shot of THE PLAYERS on PGA TOUR LIVE is a natural next step in the innovative partnership between NBC Sports and the PGA TOUR that spans nearly 60 years,” said Mike McCarley, president, GOLF, NBC Sports Group. “Super-serving golf fans with more comprehensive coverage of THE PLAYERS is emblematic of our commitment to elevating this championship and builds upon our success in adding enhancements to PGA TOUR LIVE on NBC Sports Gold.”
To which we say: Into The Dog House with the Sheriff Of Nottingham (aka Tour Commish Jay Monahan) and all his sinister henchmen. This one is beyond ridiculous.